O’s Offer Contract To Hendrickson; Rockies Interested

The Orioles have offered left-hander Mark Hendrickson a minor league contract, reports The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly.  Hendrickson, 36, has posted a 4.74 ERA, a 2.19 K/BB ratio and a 10.6 H/9 rate in 105 games (12 of them starts) over the last two seasons in Baltimore.  The Orioles declined Hendrickson's $1.2MM option for 2011, but were still known to be interested in bringing the veteran back at a lower price.

Hendrickson is also being targeted by the Rockies, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post.  It's no secret Colorado is looking for left-handed bullpen help, specifically a pitcher who is willing to sign a minor league contract.  Tampa Bay and Seattle showed some interest in Hendrickson earlier this offseason, but there has been no news on either of those fronts since the Winter Meetings.

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5 Comments on "O’s Offer Contract To Hendrickson; Rockies Interested"

This was really only a matter of time. Especially after Beimal’s signing with Pittsburgh. I feel like Hendrickson will sign but I wish the O’s would have gotten more of a lefty specialist. Mike Gonzalez, being a former closer, has the potential to face righties as well as lefties. So does Hendrickson (being a former starter). Not that this is a bad thing, but I’d rather have a guy who could come in and shut down David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez and then give the ball to Uehara to face the lefties.

*”…give the ball to Uehara to face the righties.”

4 years 8 months ago

Hendrickson probably shouldn’t be facing righties. His split is pretty wide.

vs RHB .299/.346/.476/.823
vs LHB .267/.320/.382/.702

4 years 8 months ago

Let the bidding war begin!

4 years 8 months ago

The 1 person who ‘liked’ this must not be an O’s or Rox fan.